Summers are magical at the Claire School of Dance!

dsc_0210Summer Programs in a time of COVID

Although COVID cases have begun to drop, in the interest of protecting vulnerable populations, CSD will continue to observe certain COVID precautions. Among these precautions:

  • There will be a STRICT limit of 4-10 students per class/camp, depending on the size of the assigned studio/room.
  • Masks MUST be worn by students and staff at all times.
  • Drop off and pick up take place at the 13th Street door for summer camps. 
  • Parents of students enrolled in summer classes may drop enter the building to drop off and pick up. These parents may wait in the waiting room during their child’s class. However, masks are REQUIRED for all who enter the building. NO FOOD OR DRINK is allowed in the waiting rooms. Everyone 2 and over MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES. 
  • Campers will wash hands immediately upon entering the building and throughout the day.
  • Students in full-day programs will eat in a separate dining hall.
  • Social distancing will be maintained at all times.

The smaller camps will mean the number of places will be EXTREMELY LIMITED and the price per class/camp will be increased. We regret these temporary inconveniences.

In addition to our regular schedule of Summer Dance Classes and Summer Camps, we are also offering a full-day academic program, Samson Academy Summer Program. This program is designed to put students “back on track,” give them a “jump start,” or provide them with a memorable, fun summer. For more information, go to the Samson Academy website.

Claire School of Dance Summer Program: General Info

Now in our 24th year, our summer programs are child-centered, developmentally appropriate, creative, and fun! It is our philosophy to provide not only structured instruction but ample time in a prepared environment for creative free play.

  • Our teachers are experienced professional artists and instructors.
  • Camps and Samson Academy Summer Program take place at our Grace United location, 1245 Heights Blvd.
  • Fees include snack and all supplies.
  • We offer a $25 sibling discount for camps; 15% discount for sibling classes.  
  • Students in  Up Up &  Away Camp or Samson Academy Summer Program should bring a sack lunch.

Questions? Call us at 713-880-5565.

Classes

CLAIREDANCE JANFEB 2014 160The Claire School of Dance offers several programs during the summer. This page is for our 6 week summer session of dance classes. We also have several 1-week summer camp programs.

The 2022 summer classes program runs from June 18th through July 30th.  There are NO CLASSES Saturday, July 2nd. 

Parents of students enrolled in summer classes may drop enter the building to drop off and pick up. These parents may wait in the waiting room during their child’s class. However, masks are REQUIRED for all who enter the building. NO FOOD OR DRINK is allowed in the waiting rooms. Everyone 2 and over MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES. We do ask parents to keep any siblings quiet during class time. As an alternative to the waiting room, we remind parents that there is a library across Heights Blvd and a park across Yale Street. 

There is no registration fee for summer classes.

Attire for creative movement is a leotard. No tights! No shoes! Dance skirts and tutus are allowed.

Attire for Pre-Ballet and Primary is dress code leotards and skirts, or student’s choice of leotard, and pink ballet slippers. No tights.

Attire for Level I & II is dress code leotards and skirts, or student’s choice of leotard, and pink ballet slippers. Hair should be pulled back.

Attire for Levels 3 & 4 is dress code leotards and skirts, or student’s choice of leotard, and pink ballet slippers. Pointe shoes for those on pointe. Hair must be in a bun or pulled back from face.

Placement

  • Creative Movement 1 is for children  3 years of age by September 1, 2021.
  • Creative Movement 2 classes are for children aged 3½.
  • Creative Movement 3 is for children aged 4.
  • Preballet classes are for children entering kindergarten and
  • Primary is for children entering first or second grade.
  • Level 1 & 2 is for children ages 8 – 12.
  • Our One Week June Summer Intensive is for dance students ages 7 to 12.
  • Our Three Week Summer Intensive is for dance students in Levels 3 and 4. Enrollment of non-CSD students is by audition.

For the summer 2022, we are accepting enrollments for children ages 4 and up.  Enrollment in our 2022 summer program of children younger than 4 years of age is on hiatus. We will accept students who are “nearly 4.” Parents with questions regarding placement are invited to contact the School office. Final determination of placement is at the teacher’s discretion.

All summer classes meet once a week. Our Summer Intensive for 7-12 Year olds offers a week-long program filled with daily classes. Our Level 3/4 Summer Intensive meets twice a week for three weeks.

 Enrollment

Due to the corona virus enrollment is now limited to 5-8 students per class. Classes fill quickly! Early registration is strongly encouraged.

To register, call the Dance School office at 713-880-5565, or register online.

Summer Intensives

Our 2022 Summer Intensive for Levels 3 & 4 meets for two hours twice a week for three weeks. Classes include conditioning, barre, centre work, and pointe (for those on pointe).

Our July 2022 Summer Intensive for 7-12 year olds  is a week-long half-day program of daily dance classes and dance-related activities aimed at students ages 8-12.  The schedule includes daily jazz, modern,  and hip hop classes.

Camps

CM2-dsc_6605All seasons are magical at the Claire School of Dance! In addition to our regular schedule of Summer Dance Classes, we also have a Summer calendar of themed summer camps for children ages 4 to 12. We also offer winter break and spring break camps.

Since 1998, Summer Magic, the camp arm of the Claire School of Dance, has provided programs which are child-centered, developmentally appropriate, creative, educational, and fun! It is our philosophy to provide not only structured instruction but ample time in a prepared environment for creative free play.

  • Our teachers are experienced professional artists and instructors.
  • All camps are at our Grace United location, 1245 Heights Blvd. 
  • Fees include snack and all supplies.
  • We offer a $25 sibling discount for camps. 
  • Students in  Up Up & Away Camp or Samson Academy Summer Program should bring a sack lunch.

View descriptions and the schedule of Summer Camps by Age Group.

View the schedule of Summer Camps by Date.

Questions? Call us at 713-880-5565.  Want to register? Click here.